Trump Faces Backlash for Commemorating Civil Rights Icon Amid Racial Tensions

Trump proclaims himself the best president for black Americans since Lincoln

President Donald Trump tweeted a message commemorating Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a prominent figure in Mississippi politics. The message courted controversy immediately: The president has in recent weeks tweeted support for flying Confederate flags has continued to disparage the Black Lives Matter movement, and has faced heated criticism for sending federal agents into Portland to quell protests there. read more